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Federal funds help launch elder abuse pilot

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older adults report some type of abuse, ranging from physical and sexual abuse to financial victimization. But the number of victims is far higher: Legal experts say fewer than one in 20 cases of elder abuse are actually reported. To help change those figures, local legal groups are launching a new pilot program to help court personnel and others spot potential abuse.

The Elder Justice Navigator Project will work to increase awareness of elder abuse and exploitation,…

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